Professional Resilience of Specialists in Helping Professions: Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Studies



The article is devoted to the review of national and foreign studies in professional resilience. The analyzed researches demonstrate that it is typical for foreign psychological science to consider professional resilience as a set of resources that allows a specialist in a difficult situation to provide himself with psychological well-being, which requires the skills of taking care of himself and his psychological state, providing self-help and the ability to adapt to changing conditions. The data of foreign empirical studies of professional resilience of specialists in helping professions have shown a correlation between professional resilience and emotional burnout, psychological well-being, self-compassion, and creative thinking. Also, researchers note the need for the formation of professional resilience in the educational process and labor activity. National researchers consider resilience mainly as the ability to manage functions and processes (coping, recovery) based on the internal resources of the individual, external and internal protective factors in difficult conditions in order to adapt to them and restore life satisfaction.

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Keywords: professional resilience, helping professionals, psychological well-being, adaptation, reflection, selforganization.

Journal rubric: Special (Branch) Psychology

Article type: review article


Received: 15.04.2023


For citation: Osintseva A.A., Kapustina V.A. Professional Resilience of Specialists in Helping Professions: Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2023. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 22–29. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2023120202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna A. Osintseva, senior lecturer, Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Humanities Education, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Valeriya A. Kapustina, PhD in Psychology, Assist. Prof., chair of pedagogics and psychology, the Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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